Several places in Telangana witnessed normal to heavy rains over the last two days.
However, the showers have not brought relief for everyone - the rains that have been lashing the state capital since Wednesday evening have inundated several colonies in the Dilsukhnagar, Chaitanyapuri and Kamalanagar areas.
Several colonies were hit by floods caused by the overflow of the Saroornagar tank. Rain water has also filled several roads in the Chaitanyapuri area.
Meanwhile, the flooded streets and by-lanes of the Dilsukhnagar based P&T Colony began to resemble rivulets. The heavy rains even forced several families living in low-lying areas in Hyderabad to leave their houses and shift to safer places.
Huge cascades of flood water engulfed the entire Hayathnagar bus depot as well. Disaster management teams of the GHMC took up rescue operations in several affected areas in the wake of the rains.
According to reports, the Bandlaguda area of Nagole received the highest amount of rains at 21.2 cm while Prashant Nagar and Hasthinapuram received 19 cm of rain each. Saroornagar and Hayathnagar received 17.9 cm and 17.1 cm of rain, respectively.
Since the problem of water logging in Hyderabad is a longstanding one, this year, some days ahead of the onset of the rains, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao had instructed the officials concerned to take up large-scale cleaning of nalas and stormwater drains
on a war-footing to address the issue.